Unquestionably, the college’s highest priority at this time is to secure the funding for the Animal Sciences Education and Research Pavilion. To date, the State of Oregon has already committed $4 million to the facility. Your gift toward the facility will help ensure this critical goal becomes a reality.
The pavilion will be an impressive addition to the western edge of campus, and its practical, day-to-day benefits are manifold. The facility will consolidate lab, surgery, and teaching spaces with animal housing. Instead of transporting students and animals from one part of campus to another, as they now must do to address all aspects of their work, students and faculty will be able to work and learn in one centralized location, in a pavilion that is as excellent as the people who use it.
Highlights of the pavilion include:
- Prominent and highly-visible location on the west side of campus
- A laboratory with capacity for 30 students and a professor
- Research areas for large-animal metabolism, poultry metabolism, and incubation
- Large-animal surgery and recovery area
- Sample preparation lab
- Chute and scale facilities for cattle and sheep
- Walk-in freezers and coolers
- 10,000 square foot arena
- 5,000 square foot animal holding and bedding area